Thanks for all the suggestions and info guys! We went by the humane society today and got to hold a super cute gray male rat. You were right, the tail isn't so bad - lol. I'm getting ready to fill out the application for the breeder that Foxy pointed me to....I'm so excited!!! I'll probably have lots more questions so I'll probably just keep updating this thread. All other information you guys want to give me is greatly appreciated!